AstroGuider

AstroGuider is a simple to use guiding application for your telescope mount. It can be calibrated semi-automatically or manually, you do not need to take care about camera orientation or pixel scale.

The built-in drivers support the following hardware:

  • Simulator drivers,
  • Atik CCD driver (Titan, 3xx/4xx/One/16200, VS/Infinity, 11000/4000, Horizon),
  • StarlightXpress CCD,
  • SSAG/QHY5 CCD driver,
  • ZWO ASI CCD and USB-ST4 guider drivers,
  • IIDC CCD driver (compatible USB 2.0+ or FireWire cameras, including Atik GP),
  • SBIG CCD driver (vendor SDK must be installed),
  • Moravian Instruments CCD driver,
  • Meade DSI CCD driver,
  • QHY CCD and wheel driver (experimental, unstable),
  • AltairAstro CCD driver,
  • ToupTek CCD driver,
  • CGUSBST4 guider driver,
  • GPUSB guider driver,
  • LX200 compatible mount driver,
  • NexStart compatible mount driver,
  • Takahashi Temma mount driver,
  • SynScan/EQDir mount driver,
  • iOptron mount driver.
  • any mount controlled over EQMac application,
  • any mount controlled over camera ST4 port,
but it can be used as a client to EQMac or any remote or local INDIGO server with any supported CCD or telescope mount as well.

Application is integrated with AstroImager (it can initiate random kick to allow dithering) and AstroTelescope (guiding is automatically stopped, if telescope is slewed or parked). Applications communicates over INDIGO protocol and it can be used to integrate with any INDIGO 3rd party application as well.

AstroGuider has all camera controls known from AstroImager (image zoom, subframe selection or manual and automatic black and white point setting).

To run AstroGuider you need Apple Mac running OS X El Capitan or later.

You can read Getting Started or watch video tutorial to learn more and if you will have any problem with some of our products do not hesitate to contact us on info@cloudmakers.eu or users group forum.

If your hardware is supported by the built-in drivers, you can go ahead. Otherwise you may need to install INDIGO Server too. Read more »


Using local or remote INDIGO server you may find convenient to manage settings of your devices with INDIGO Control Panel. Read more »